Manitoulin Expands Further Into Manitoba
Manitoulin officials state that this investment in Western Canada builds on Manitoulin's 2013 purchase of Smooth Freight of Brandon and provides Manitoulin with comprehensive ground coverage throughout Manitoba.
"Nothing says commitment to a region like providing complete coverage and by acquiring Jomac we now have Manitoba covered," said Don Goodwill, president, Manitoulin Transport. "Jomac was very appealing to us because of their strong customer relationships, high quality of service, disciplined approach to operations, and because they have a company culture similar to our own."
Jomac provides daily overnight freight-shipping service between Winnipeg and three northern communities in Manitoba: Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas. From its northern docks, it also delivers to most outlying areas in the north such as Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids, Gillam, Norway House, Cross Lake, and Snow Lake. Jomac Transport also services remote communities during winter road season. Under the terms of the purchase agreement, all of Jomac's assets and employees will be absorbed by Manitoulin Transport.
"We believe our customers and employees will be in good hands with Manitoulin," said Wes MacLean, president, Jomac Transport. "This merge will certainly benefit companies in Manitoba as Manitoulin can provide more extensive coverage and services to help bring their business to the next level." MacLean will be staying on at Jomac Transport in a consulting role as it transitions to Manitoulin.
"We said a few years ago that we were committed to rounding out our services and reach in Western Canada, and we made good on that commitment," said Gord Smith, CEO, Manitoulin Group of Companies. "Not only can customers in the region send and receive shipments quickly and reliably with Manitoulin Transport, they also benefit from being able to access the full global suite of transportation and logistics services through the Manitoulin Group of Companies."